DDD Habitat Survival Guide
- Short walk to DDD Habitat
- Inside the house and its surroundings
- The Mobile Network
- The Food, the Drinks and the Stores
- The Night
- Going around Lorega
- DDD Habitat Contact Numbers
- How to get there
- How to get out of there
- Would I recommend it?
This is Part 2 of my experience in DDD Habitat Inc. at Lorega, Kitaotao, Bukidnon. If you haven’t read the first part, you can visit it here.
Since we had May 31 exclusively for resting and chatting to each other, we’ve decided that our second day (June 1, 2014) would be dedicated to go around. Unfortunately, after asking a lot of people on what to do in Lorega, we’ve managed to know about 2 things to do in Lorega. Visit the Welcome Davao Eagle and go swimming in Seagull Resort.
The day ahead we’ve been talking to people and have been asking them if there’s a habal-habal that we could rent. Unfortunately, they didn’t give us a concrete answer on who will be taking us around, so we contacted Kuya Nori (the one who’s taking care of us at DDD Habitat) to find us one and he was the only one who gave us a concrete answer to our question and at 1:33 PM of June 1 we were able to start out tour around Lorega and those near it.
1:33 PM We talked to Kuya Buboy (habal-habal driver) and told him to take us around. We asked for the price unfortunately, it was his first time to tour around tourists in the area so to make the long story short, we decided to agree on the price after the tour.
1:44 PM We arrived at Phoenix Gas Station, or where Seagull Coffee Shop is located, and we all laughed. We laughed because the day earlier we tried walking to Seagull Coffee Shop but due to thinking that the distance was great even if the locals told us that it was just near and the dark clouds coming we gave up too soon. We were like 100 meters from Phoenix Gas Station.
1:47 PM After loading 100 Pesos worth of fuel, we now headed through the winding and scenic road to Welcome Davao Eagle.
1:52 PM We arrived at Welcome Davao Eagle and took some pictures.
We also walked for a few meters to see this structure.
2:05 PM We decided to pass by again at Lorega and head straight to the viewdeck in another town.
2:09 PM We’ve requested to Kuya Buboy to stop at a scenic view.
2:30 PM We were wondering why was the viewdeck so long to arrive. Kuya Buboy told us that it would still take us more than 30 minutes just to get there from where we were. When we heard that we asked Kuya Buboy to turn around as we were there for a relaxed travel.
Then we asked him on where we could buy chicken and while heading back we stopped by the town of Brgy. Tawas and bought chicken.
3:24 PM We were back at DDD Habitat to put the chicken inside the freezer. We took pictures along the way.
After that we requested for us to be dropped off at Phoenix Gas Station so that we could walk to Seagull Resort.
3:28 PM We were dropped off at Phoenix Gas Station and we paid Kuya Buboy another 200 Pesos (yes we were too generous) for showing us around.
We walked to Seagull Resort ready for a swim in their pool and when we got to their information center they told us that we were no longer allowed to enter as it was already afternoon. Even if we were just swimming or willing to pay the whole day tour rate for a swim, they would not allow it. So we just went outside and walked back to their Coffee Shop located outside the resort proper.
And that’s where we spend our time until 4:49 PM and walked back to DDD Habitat.
After around 10 minutes of walking we arrived at DDD Habitat.
I did more research about the place and I learned that there’s another coffee shop in the vicinity and there’s a trail that trail runners could run around. If ever I get to go back at DDD Habitat, I’ll be trying them out.
From Cagayan de Oro, go to Agora Terminal and ride a bus bound for Davao via Buda. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Lorega Quarantine.
According to the guard on duty first trip is 3AM and last trip is 11PM. Bus leaves every hour. I’m not sure though if he was talking about aircon buses or non-aircon buses or both. Fare was 535 Pesos/person for CDO to Lorega via Aircon Bus. Travel Time is around 6 hours.
From Davao, ride a bus at Davao Terminal to Cagayan de Oro. Tell the conductor to drop you off at Lorega Quarantine.
I’m not sure about the schedule but it should be around the same time as the buses coming from Cagayan de Oro. Fare was 275 Pesos/person for Davao to Lorega Quarantine via Aircon Bus.Â Travel Time is around 2 hours 30 minutes.
At Lorega Quarantine wait for a bus to pass by. All buses stop there, whether going to Davao or to Cagaydan de Oro, to give passengers time to go to the CR.
Ride the bus.
On our experience we waited for a bus around 2:50 AM, and a non-airconditioned bus going to Cagayan de Oro passed by 3:11 AM.
- Tel. No.: (088) 858-5101 / (02) 681-9085
- Mobile No.: 0932-165-9176 / 0999-346-3590
If you’re an action-packed/amazing race type of traveler I would not recommend it due to the limited amount of activities that are there.
But if you’re more of a slow traveller or just want to escape the life in the city and try the mountain weather of Kitaotao, Bukidnon then I would highly recommend it. Plus are there are good coffee shops around. 🙂
Our goal when we went there was to have a slow travel to relax and escape our work, and we got what we wanted. I went back relaxed and ready for more work. 🙂